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More pigs flying out all over Gloucestershire

The Royal Three Counties Gloucestershire Old Spots Trail starring Henson Pig has had some exciting new additions added to the trail.

The new pigs on the block complete the full line-up of sculptures that has so far seen 120,000 people visit the trail.

One of the highlights of the latest additions is local artist P J Crook and her husband Richard Parker Crook's interpretation of Tweedledee and Tweedledum. P J lives and works in Gloucestershire and has received renown from around the world with dealers in London, Paris, Canada and New York. She has received numerous awards including an honorary doctorate of art in 2010 and MBE for services to art in 2011.

Find Tweedledee at the Jet Age Museum and Tweedledum at Nature in Art.

There will also be a number of other new pigs created by talented artists, including Sundown created by Southampton based artist Minky. Minky's art is heavily influenced by the Mexican holiday Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The Mexican festival's aim is to inspire us to celebrate life and Minky wanted to evoke the feeling of joy and excitement with her vibrant and colourful designs. You can catch Sundown at Stroud Subscription Rooms.

The full line-up of new additions is:

Oooops! by Orla Handley - Taurus Arts and Craft

Tweedledee by P J Crook and Richard Parker Crook - Jet Age Museum (open weekends and Wednesdays only)

Tweedledum by P J Crook and Richard Parker Crook - Nature In Art

Niall by David Graham - Edward Jenner Museum

Pigsaw by Elaine Carr - Tewkesbury Abbey

Stellar Pig by Loz Atkinson - Ebley Wharf

Sundown by MINKY - Stroud Subscription Rooms

Floating Floyd by Martin Davey - Salutation Inn

Scrumpy by Cassie Derby - outside Chez Rose, Westgate Street, Gloucester

With all of these new additions in place plus all of the favourites from before, now is the perfect time to pick up the new map and explore the county. For the full roster of Hensons and locations go to and download the or look out for them at Tourist Information Centres around the county from the 10th August.

The Royal Three Counties Gloucestershire Old Spots Trail starring Henson Pig has been organised by Marketing Gloucester as part of Gloucester's SoMAC Festival - a Summer of Music, Arts and Culture to promote the county and encourage people to explore some of the hidden treasures within Gloucestershire.

Here at Punchline, we're big supporters of SoMAC and the pig trail. They're a great way to get people out and about around the county, discovering new tourist and attractions and businesses along the way.

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